Dunstable Town played host to Luton Town in the Bedfordshire Senior Cup on Tuesday evening, on a night that saw John Sonuga captain the home side on his hundredth appearance for the Blues.
The opening exchanges saw a relatively even game, but as the first half progressed, the Hatters showed their quality, and took the lead on twenty-one minutes when Ed McJannet headed home from a Josh Williams cross.
A quick break saw McJannet claim a second ten minutes before the break with a snapshot from the edge of the box, low and to the left of a rooted Dan Gould.
Good movement from Joe Sellers-West allowed him to set Terence Muchineripi off down the left wing, and after beating his man, a decent cross was headed straight at the goalkeeper by Jack Percy, for Dunstable's best chance of the first half.
The Blues came out for the second half looking to make an impression on the game, and early pressing saw a free-kick from a dangerous position headed over the bar by Sellers-West.
Two defensive errors presented Elliot Thorpe with the chance to kill the game off midway through the second period, and he duly did so, with a twenty-yard shot into the bottom corner.
The final stages saw the Luton youngsters exhibit their pedigree and training, and Thorpe finished off a fine move for his second in five minutes to make it four for the visitors.
Josh Allen finished the scoring for the evening with five minutes left to play, slotting a cross into the net from the near post.
The Blues kept plugging away, looking for a consolation, and Muchineripi came closest with a header from a corner, which turned out to be the last action of the game.
Dunstable will look to put this defeat behind them and continue their unbeaten league run when they visit Crawley Green on Saturday.
Written by Andrew Madaras
Pictures by L-Smith Photography